No joke. I live for their stuff. Laugh at me all you want, but I can list off about 15 things I want from the Met Museum shop. And it’s not just art books. Not only do they do exquisite reproductions of pieces from the permanent collection (hello Russian Imperial enameled earrings) but they do some good t-shirts and scarves, too. You would think it might be fusty, but a lot of it is super, super cool. Even the t-shirts! Below, everything I want.
clockwise, l-r: RUSSIAN IMPERIAL PANSY EARRING, $85.00; WILLIAM MORRIS WILD TULIP SCARF, $75.00; ANTIQUE REVIVAL CARNELIAN NECKLACE, $325.00; RUSSIAN IMPERIAL CRIMSON ANEMONE EARRINGS, $85.00; HAND CLASP RING, $295.00; SHAH JAHAN ROSETTE SLIM FIT TOP, $50.00; GRANULATED CRESCENT EARRINGS, $75.00; ICE CRYSTAL TREE EARRINGS, $55.00; KLIMT PATCHWORK SCARF, $60.00; INDIAN COIN NECKLACE, $125.00; CYPRIOT COILED BRACELET, $150.00; LOUIS C. TIFFANY PEACOCK FEATHER SHAWL, $75.00; ARETHUSA COIN BUTTON EARRING, $35.00; RED ENAMEL HEART PENDANT, $45.00; WILLIAM MORRIS COMPTON SLIM FIT TOP, $50.00; EGYPTIAN SNAKE BRACELET, $150.00, all available at Metropolitan Museum Store.